Want to know what Archangel Michael is like, and how you can tell when he’s hanging around? Think of a concert you’ve been to where your blood gets pumping and you feel invicible afterwards. That could be anything from Led Zeppelin to Handel’s Messiah. If you’re a woman, you’ll want to marry him, or at least be his groupie. If you’re a man, you’ll want to be him and go out and conquer the world.

Archangel Michael is the chief warrior of the archangels. He loves to get rid of negativity. He’s the original ghost buster. He is connected to the parts of you that have to do with the basics needs of life. He knows how to get the flow going energetically in the 1st chakra, which is the energy center of those needs. And when he does it can be kind of … inspiring. If he’s around you are likely to have a hot flash no matter whether you’re a man or woman.

Michael can work in any area of your life to remove negativity because it all starts down in that 1st chakra and builds from there. He gets it at the root. How that plays out for you is often a lot more complicated. If you spend more time focusing on what’s going on in your head than your physical reality, it’s going to take a while for the effects of Michael’s clearing to get into your mental processes.

The colors blue and deep blue-violet are often associated with Michael and I can verify that intuitively. The easiest way to connect with Michael and also do a quick negativity clearing (which includes feelings of anxiety and depression) is to imagine yourself surrounded by a vibrant blue-violet flame that is as big as you are.

The more often you do this exercise, the more attuned to him you will become. Like learning how to drive a car or read, soon you will make the connection without having to do it consciously. He’ll just be there. That’s how it is for me. I know that some of what I’ve written here has come from Michael himself, although I don’t experience it as “channeling” per se. I can switch my inner vision and have a sense of him right here with me, however, and listen to him in my mind as though it is a regular conversation.

Someone asked me today how Michael can be in communication with so many people at once. Angels aren’t human. They are not restricted by the same boundaries of time and space. Angels are pure energy, like the sun. The sun shines on and effects everything on earth. The same with angels.

Although there will be some similarities overall that tells you that you’re connected to Michael, the energy comes through our own unique filters. That’s why my version of Michael is different than anyone else’s, but with some shared characteristics. This is a way in which working with angels is just like human interaction. You and I could go to a party and talk to the same person but, because of our different personalities, we could come away from the conversation with an entirely different view of the same person. Some things about the person might be stand out and be instantly recognizable to everybody, but even what we notice about them physically is likely to be different.

Elementally Michael is both fire and earth to me. He is grounding and action-oriented, cuts to the chase, “gets ‘er done” while being incredibly fiery, passionate and sensual at the same time. When I first sensed him I sensed the Celtic Goddess Brigid at the same time. She, too, is fire and earth. In fact, I sensed them as a couple which blew my mind. A year later I was reading Doreen Virtue’s book, Archangels and Ascended Masters and she, too, experiences them as a team.

For more about Archangel Michael, see my squidoo lens about him.